Children’s Adventure Garden: Tornado Safety with Boy Scout William Duvall
Last winter, Boy Scout William Duvall reached out to the Dallas Arboretum’s education team with a desire to collaborate on his Eagle Scout project.
William stated, “Presently, severe weather warning sirens are not consistent across DFW, therefore it can be confusing for kids and adults. I want my DFW community to understand what the warnings mean and what they are supposed to do immediately upon hearing them … My idea is to build an, informative interactive sign that explains to visitors what they are supposed to do if they hear a severe weather warning siren when they are outdoors.
The sign would be a great addition because it can be very fun but also informative for both kids and parents to stay safe during severe weather. I think the perfect place for this sign would be right next to the tornado wind chamber.”
Over the course of several months, William worked with our education team to begin planning this experience – and then the garden closed due to the ongoing pandemic.
Determined, William persisted and hatched a new way to share his community service project – through a video that we could share with our visiting families.
We salute William’s persistence and are happy to share the finished project here.
We also encourage you to safely experience the force of a tornado here at the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden in our Pure Energy learning gallery!